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  1.    27 Jul 2017 #11
    Join Date : Jul 2017
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    and what do i do after i get the key?
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  2.    27 Jul 2017 #12
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Posts : 9
    W10 Build 1703

    You click on the "Change Product Key link on the activation tab and that will take you through the actvation process. It makes life easier if you have a hotmail, live, outlook email account as it links that product key with your account.
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  3.    27 Jul 2017 #13
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Posts : 9
    W10 Build 1703

    The activation tab is the one you took the screen shot of
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  4.    27 Jul 2017 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,488
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by ErikP View Post
    Will it at least tell me the day before my Windows goes, or is it just an error and i wont lose it?
    The windows on your PC was installed through a volume licence intended for use by companies. On a corporate network the licence would be regularly renewed to keep it activated by contacting the company's Key Management Server (KMS). This is not a valid type of licence for home use. It violates the EULA and the windows you were supplied with is not legitimately licenced. Whether this was an oversight on the part of those who sold you the PC, or a deliberate rip-off is a moot point.

    To make it legitimate you need a valid retail licence key and should enter it as others have instructed.

    In the mean time, when your licence expires the PC won't die. Windows will continue to work when not activated, but with a few restrictions. You will no longer be able to set a desktop wallpaper, and there will be a watermark on the desktop to say Windows is not activated.
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  5.    27 Jul 2017 #15

    @Bree is correct... it was either an ex-corporate PC or there was a pirated activation exploit version put on it.. either way it's illegitimate as it now stands.

    But, yes, get hold of the seller to get the reason for the volume licence - we always asked those with similar issues to report these dealers to MS at Eight Forums to prevent others having the same fate.
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  6.    27 Jul 2017 #16
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 3,971
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Armed with this info you can change my original comment on calling company and asking what is going on to phoning company and asking WTF !!!
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